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Authorities: Volunteer fireman used department funds to pay personal bills

Posted October 8, 2015

Randy Reid, 19, of 4818 Grays Creek Road, used the fire department's financial account to pay for his personal bills, authorities said.
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— A volunteer fireman was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of identity theft, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

According to authorities, on three occasions between June 4, 2015 and June 25, 2015, Randy Reid, 19, of 4818 Grays Creek Road, used the fire department's financial account to pay for his personal bills. The account was used to pay two AT&T bills and one admissions payment to Prairie View A&M University, totaling $624.05.

Reid was a volunteer at the Grays Creek Fire Department when the theft occurred.

Reid was being held in the Cumberland County jail under an unsecured bond.

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  • Arney Norris Oct 9, 2015
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    Mr white, does that mean we should allow this behavior and theft and just put everything out of reach? You can put things on top of a refrigerator to keep them away from the kids. But when they grow up they can reach the top. So at that point they should know right from wrong......are you with me........so when they do this you lock their but up ! You shouldn't have to lock your door at night but you do because you have scum like this. Oh I'm sorry.... he was entitled wasn't he???? Could have been Obamas son!

  • Brian White Oct 8, 2015
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    They need better controls in place then. This doesn't normally happen.

  • Carroll Norris Oct 8, 2015
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    Not only did it remove funds from the station but it also placed a burden on the station to close accounts and reopen accounts, make numerous trips to an from the financial institution. Then at that point turn it over to the bank an law enforcement to solve this matter. There was a lot more expense involved in this matter than what was mentioned in the article. It is a shame that ONE person can cause the problem that was placed on the department after all that is done to help build a relationship with community and the ones that protect it. That about says it all. It will not be tolerated an anyone that does this will be held accountable to the extent that the law allows.

  • Carroll Norris Oct 8, 2015
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    all you need to do this is the routing number located on the bottom of the check and the account number located on the bottom of the check an guess what...They can spend until they are caught or YOUR funds are depleted . it's a shame that it is that easy for someone to do this, especially them being a person supposed to be helping the community in which they reside. This person did not have access to the account, they were issued a check from the station, and then began to do this.

  • Amy Johnson Oct 8, 2015
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    :)
    Just like the rest of the USA

  • Stan Creech Oct 8, 2015
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    "What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law."
    Sheriff Buford T. Justice

  • Tom Laurence Oct 8, 2015
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    An up and coming business man. Wonder where he learned how to do this?

  • Brian White Oct 8, 2015
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    Why would a volunteer fireman have access to the financial accounts?